Our neighbor had a large tree taken down and the stump ground down to a shredded mulch consistency.
Our garden has been kind messy this year.
Charlie pulled the weeds in both the squares and the paths and did a pretty good job.
What makes it really look good is to get rid of all the grassy patches on the paths.
In order to do this we like to have some sort of wood chips or mulch but we don’t like to pay for them.
Our neighbor said we could have as much of the mulch (and there’s lots) as we wanted which Charlie is bringing across the street a wheelbarrow-ful at a time.
After laying either layers of newspaper or a sheet of corrugated cardboard Charlie covers the paper with about 2 inches of mulch.
The paper keeps the weeds at bay and the mulch just looks really nice.
Mulching the paths between the cultivated squares is not simply cosmetic; it makes the chore of harvesting much easier.
The entrance to the potager has also become weedy this year. Maybe Charlie will notice how awful it looks against his beautifully manicured garden.
What’s your favorite free (or low cost) project?